The Springboks emphatically banished any criticism of being too one-dimensional in a final against England that showcased subtle confidence and creativity, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Springboks were equal measures of brilliance and brutality in a World Cup triumph that was about much more than just a game of rugby, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Springboks must be both measured and fearless as they enter this Saturday’s World Cup final as underdogs against England, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
A series of decisive moments from key players in Sunday’s semi-final showcased the immense character and fighting spirit that have come to define this Springbok side, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Boks’ brutal defence, mauls and power game was a thing of beauty in the World Cup quarter-final against Japan, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The Springboks’ quarter-final was won on brutal, dominant defence. The next focus will be on improved execution, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Rassie Erasmus’ honesty and clarity of thinking have been a boon for the Boks over the last ’17 weeks’ of World Cup-centred preparations, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
CRAIG LEWIS looks at three key areas of the game that will be decisive in this Sunday’s quarter-final between the Springboks and Japan in Tokyo.
Ahead of this Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final in Tokyo, CRAIG LEWIS and JOHN GOLIATH pick the Bok tight five they’d like to see play against Japan.
Depriving Japan’s dangerous back three of possession will be a key priority for the Boks in this Sunday’s quarter-final, and places extra importance on the accuracy of their kicking and defensive game, writes CRAIG LEWIS.